Fans of MTV’s Teen Mom series have seen star Amber Portwood go through a lot since beginning her journey on 16 and Pregnant. Since fans were introduced to Amber and Gary Shirley in their June, 2009 episode, they have loyally followed their story with Teen Mom OG and it has been nothing short of dramatic. A lot has changed in eight years, and even though they have shared their lives with MTV cameras and audiences, and have moved on with other people, there is still a lot fans never knew about the pair and their relationship. With the seventh season of Teen Mom OG on the way, here are 10 things you never knew about Amber and Gary’s relationship:
10. How They Really Met
On 16 and Pregnant, fans never got Amber and Gary’s full story as it jumped right into when the young pair were expecting their daughter. In the episode, Amber said she met Gary because he was her brother’s friend, but in her book “Never Too Late,” she explained how they got together. A week before officially being introduced, Amber recalled seeing Gary in the library and it sticks out in her mind because of how big he was. The following week she was home sick from school and her brother came home with his friend who just happened to be the same guy, Gary. Amber remembers Gary as being “really proper and polite” and a good Christian boy. A little while later Amber got a call from Gary asking if her brother was home, but Gary had set the whole thing up because he had driven her brother to work and just wanted an excuse to call Amber. The pair ended up hitting it off right away and talked for about eight hours.